Alleged girlfriend killer wants bail

02 Mar 2019 12:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 02 MAR (NAMPA) – A 34-year-old man accused of stabbing and killing his girlfriend here in December last year, brought forth a bail hearing application in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Charles Awaseb brought the application when he made his second court appearance before Magistrate Mwilima Mwilima, who postponed the case to 26 March 2019 to allow for further police investigations and for the accused to acquire legal aid.
During his first court appearance on 02 January 2019, Awaseb told the court that he wished to apply for legal aid.
With regard to the bail application, Mwilima told the accused that the State will set a date for the bail hearing and inform him.
The accused was denied bail because police investigations were still at an early stage and it is not in the interest of the proper administration of justice to grant bail.
Awaseb is remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop Police holding cells until his next court appearance.
The State was represented by Marlon Adams.
Awaseb allegedly stabbed 35-year-old Juliana Isaaks with a knife in the neck and Isaaks died on the spot.
The incident happened around 15h00 in Keetmanshoop’s Ileni residential area on 30 December 2018.
In another case, a 32-year-old police officer who was arrested on 30 November last year and charged with possession of drugs made his third appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
The accused, Andries Haman, appeared before Magistrate Melissa Mungunda who postponed his case to 01 April 2019 for further police investigations.
Private lawyer Shafi Shimakeleni is representing him.
Haman, who is on bail of N.dollars 500, was arrested after he reported for duty here while under the influence of alcohol. He at the same time was found with two half Mandrax tablets and one gram of pure cannabis valued at N.dollars 110 in his possession, after a search by a member of the Namibian Police Keetmanshoop Drug Unit.
The State was represented by Frederick van der Colf.